After a natural disaster strikes, many people think of cleaning up their yard from fallen tree branches or removing flooded water in the basement. However, there is another crucial step to take if a natural disaster or another emergency results in broken windows or holes in the roof- post emergency board-up services. If any part of your home is exposed to the outside elements, your first act should be to board-up your home to prevent further damage.
Protection From Elements
If a window is broken or the roof is damaged, you are putting your home at a higher risk for further damages. The weather is unpredictable, so even when you think a storm has passed or the natural disaster is over, your home is still exposed to rain, wind, and snow. These elements only cause more damage to the interior of your home and can lead to a number of problems. For example, excess water can quickly ruin floors and electronics, as well as lead to mold growth in just a few days.
Keep Animals Out
From a broken door to the smallest window crack, wild animals and critters can easily enter your home. By leaving your home exposed even for one night, you may wake up to unwanted pests such as raccoons, rats, birds, and more in your home. Protect your home as much as possible with emergency board-up services to keep pests outside where they belong.
Unfortunately, it is common for vandals and criminals to take advantage of homes affected by a natural disaster. When you leave your home open and unoccupied after a disaster, there is a risk of vandals breaking in and destroying the building further. There is so much potential danger in leaving your home exposed, as vandals may use spray paint on your walls or steal expensive items. Make sure your home is protected even when it is unoccupied with emergency board-up services to keep everything inside safe and secure.
Post-Disaster Board Up Services & Restoration from Smith & Son’s Contracting
If you are ready for reliable and honest post-disaster board up services at any time of day or night, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and contact us here. We look forward to serving you.